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Texas VA Loans

In Texas, homeownership is a dream for many people, but not everyone has access to a loan program as great as the VA home loan.

Published on January 7, 2021

Whether you are looking to settle down in the busy Dallas metro or prefer something a little quieter on the coast, you’ll be thrilled with your new home.

With the average listing price of a home in Texas landing at $224,911 according to 2020 data from Realtor.com, the VA loan’s signature $0-money-down benefit is a considerable advantage for Texan homebuyers.

See also: VA Loan Options for Other States

How to get a VA Loan in Texas

VA loans are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because private lenders make the loans and not the VA, you need to find a lender licensed in the state you plan to purchase or refinance.

For example, if you're purchasing a home in Houston, TX, you'll need to find a lender licensed in Texas to do the loan.

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Other Considerations for Getting a VA Loan in Texas

VA borrowers in Texas should also consider the cost and impact of VA loan limits and property taxes when making their home purchase.

Texas VA Loan Limits

As of January 1, 2020, VA borrowers in Texas with their full VA loan entitlement are not restricted by VA loan limits. This means you can borrow as much as a lender is willing to lend without needing a down payment.

However, veterans without their full VA loan entitlement are still bound to Texas’s VA loan limits.

As of Jan 1, 2020, VA loan limits for all counties in Texas are $548,250.

Property Taxes in Texas

Another consideration for VA buyers in Texas is property taxes. For certain VA buyers, there are exemptions.

You may be eligible for a property tax exemption in Texas if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • Veterans with a full 100 percent disability rating are fully exempt from property taxes.
  • 70- 100 percent may receive a $12,000 property tax exemption.
  • 50- 69 percent may receive a $10,000 property tax exemption.
  • 30- 49 percent may receive a $7,500 property tax exemption.
  • 10- 29 percent may receive a $5,000 property tax exemption.

If you are required to pay property tax in Texas, the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates you may pay the following in each county:

How VA Loans Work in Texas

View the graphic below to learn more about how VA loans work in Texas.

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